The Most Effective Treatments for PTSD are Not Widely Used

An article from earlier this year, but one that really resonates with me:
http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/news/releases/most-effective-ptsd-therapies-are-not-being-widely-used-researchers-find.html

This related opinion piece puts it pretty bluntly, but I think the author is on to something: “Trauma Survivors Deserve Treatment that Actually Works.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-g-kraut/ptsd-treatment_b_3177364.html

I’m a big believer in Evidence-Based Psychotherapies (EBPs). I think it is my ethical responsibility to offer my clients the best treatment available, and for me that means using EBPs. This doesn’t mean that you’re getting a dry, one-size-fits-all therapy; it means that there are scientifically-supported frameworks and tools that can be used to help improve your well-being.

I’m glad to see the Veterans Health Administration is putting a lot of resources behind these powerful and effective therapies:
http://psi.sagepub.com/content/14/2/62.full?ijkey=a60FE3tapM6PU&keytype=ref&siteid=sppsi